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When you become a member of CAGCS, you will join your fellow superintendents in a great network of industry professionals. From education to events to scholarships and research, CAGCS is a must-join group in CT. Fill out our form to apply today!

 

Classifications

Definition of a Golf Course Superintendent – A golf course superintendent is one who is entrusted with the management and operations of the tract of land defined as a golf course, including involvement in construction and maintenance of golf course and related equipment.

 

Class A Member – Any person of good character who is currently serving as a golf course superintendent and has at least three years experience in this capacity will be eligible for regular Class A membership in this Association. Class A members shall have all the privileges of the association.

 

Class B Member – An individual with less than three years’ experience as a golf course superintendent. Class B members shall have all the privileges of this Association.

 

Dual Membership Requirement – All Class A and B membership applicants must submit an application for membership or evidence of membership with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and must maintain that membership thereafter.

 

Class C Member – An individual who is an assistant to a golf course superintendent, and is presently employed in such capacity. Class C members will appoint a representative to serve on the board of directors. The appointed term of representative shall be for one year. Class C members shall have all the privileges of the association.

 

Commercial Member – Any person of good character who is supplying or servicing the turf industry. Commercial members will appoint a representative to serve on the Board of Directors. Commercial members shall have all of the privileges of the association except to vote.

 

Affiliate Member – Any person of good character who is sufficiently interested in the growing and management of turf grasses within the golf course industry. Affiliate members shall not vote or serve on the Board of Directors.

 

Life Member – A life member shall be any person who has been a member of this Association for thirty (30) years or more. A life member will have all privileges of his or her prior classification of this association, except that of holding office. Life members, who are no longer employed within the scope of any membership class of this association, will receive complimentary dues and will not be subject to assessments. Life members, who attain Life status after(01.1.2017)who are employed within the scope of any membership class of this association, will pay one half (1/2) dues and will not be subject to assessments.

 

Honorary Member – Those who have rendered special or valuable service to the organization. They shall be selected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at its annual meeting. They shall have all privileges of the association, except the right to vote or serve on the Board of Directors. Honorary members pay no association dues or assessments. Honorary members will be voted on annually by the Board of Directors.

 

Student Member – Any student who is enrolled in a college fulltime (minimum of 12 credit hours) with a major in turfgrass management. Dues for students will be 25% of Class A members and will not include initiation or assessment fees. Student members shall not vote or serve on the Board of Directors. When a student’s membership is changed to any class of membership, all applicable fees will be assessed.

 

Retired Member – Any Class A, Class B, Class C, Commercial or Affiliate member reaching age 55, retired, and no longer employed within the scope of activities of any membership class of this association, may apply to the Board of Directors in writing for retired membership. The annual dues for retired members shall be set by the Board of Directors but shall not exceed half the amount paid for the classification in which the member retires. A retired member shall pay no assessment fees and retain all privileges of their previous class with the exception of serving on the Board of Directors.

 

Inactive Member – An Inactive member is one who, by reason of employment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in this class upon his or her application. An Inactive Member shall pay no assessment fees. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to act on such application and to place a member on inactive status subject to terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may specify by standing rules.

 

Section 3 – Reclassification – Any member who at any time shall change their status of employment shall have their membership reviewed by the Membership Committee who shall report to the Board of Directors for possible reclassification. Applications for reclassification shall receive priority over new applications and shall include a reassessment of dues depending upon the reclassification.

 

Initiation Fee – $50.00

 

Membership Dues – $225.00 per year, unless specified in membership classification above.

 

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